Betty J. Carroll

May 20, 1924 – Sept. 28, 2011

Betty J. Carroll of Waukesha died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 87. She was born May 20, 1924, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Walter and Laura (nee Bielefeld) Kopitzke. She was a graduate of Mercy High School in Milwaukee and studied voice at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

On May 10, 1947, she married Vincent F. Carroll at St. Matthew Church in Milwaukee. She was a member of Vernon Presbyterian Church and volunteered at various places, such as Bayview Community Center, Great Blue Heron Girl Scouts, Old World Wisconsin, Silhouettes, Waukesha Symphony, YMCA of Metro Milwaukee and Christ King School in Wauwatosa.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Kathy Munson of Milwaukee, Michael (Linda) Carroll of Waukesha and Patsy (Bill) Reichert of Fish Creek, and grandchildren, Leanne (Greg) Hemmer of Pewaukee, Brian (Kim) Carroll of Waukesha, Kristen Munson of Milwaukee and Keara Munson of Pewaukee. She is further survived by her sisters, Joan Brennan and Karen Fiene, both of Milwaukee, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent, in 1980 and her son, Robert, in 2003.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, from 5 p.m. until the time for sharing remembrances at 7 p.m. at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A second visitation will take place fr5om 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 3, at Vernon Presbyterian Church, S71-W23280 National Ave., Big Bend, WI 53103. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Cemetery in Genesee. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials in Betty’s name are appreciated to Vernon Presbyterian Church (address above).

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.